With stacked clusters of Monarda like lavender flowers, Blephilia ciliata (Downy Wood Mint) impresses in any shade garden. Blooming for about a month beginning in June it is very attractive to a wide array of pollinators. Its natural habitat can range from prairies to savannas making this a versatile garden plant. This plant is much less aggressive than its traditional European garden mint cousins. The minty taste seems to not be liked by most mammals including deer.
- Sun Exposure: part shade, full sun
- Soil Conditions Mesic, Dry
- Height 1'-2'
- Flower Color Lavender
- Flower Time June, July
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